Estrella Damm Inedit | Damm S. A.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Damm S. A.
Spain
estrelladamm.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by philipquarles on 09-07-2009

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486
Reviews:
197
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.65%
 
 
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Photo of TGS
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jera1350
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up several bottles of this as it was being clearanced out for $2.49 a bottle.

A cloudy gold body with a tight and fluffy white head that leaves some nice lacing clinging to the glass.

Decent complexity in the nose consisting of wheat, butter, light citrus, golden raisin and apricot.

Pretty light in flavor, but somewhat satisfying. The taste is lightly wheaty with a buttery presence, a bit of crisp citrus and a trace of spices. Nothing crazy, but it's clean and goes down easily.

Mostly smooth with a light crispness to the carbonation. Pretty close to a medium body and a dry finish.

Dare I say anyone could drink this? I would dare. This is an easy drinking, clean, no frills beer. It really has nothing that makes it stand out which could be it's downfall. On the other hand, this is a beer that would make a nice intro beer for non-craft drinkers. Glad I grabbed a couple bottles for the price I got them for.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Bottle. Pours a Cloudy yellow with small white head that laces glass quite well. Aroma spices, Orange, citrus. Taste follows the nose coriander, lemmon, citrus, spices. Very nice.

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Photo of LordSMAF
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 750ml capped bottle into white wine glasses, as suggested by Ferran Adria and the El Bulli team.

A - Pours a cloudy golden color. Nice duration of head and decent lacing. The bottom of the bottle's sediment produced an even more cloudy appearance.

S - Very rich, yeasty aroma. Some malts and citrus notes as well.

T - Lots of citrus right up front. Malty as well with a touch of coriander.

M - Light to medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D - Nice drinkability. About what you'd expect from a witbier.

I think part of the harsh reviews stem from the high expectations and heavy hype this beer has received. And I think it's silly to spend $30-40 on a bottle, as I've seen in some locations. For $10, though, this is a perfectly acceptable witbier that went nicely with the lemon chicken, hummus, and garlic flatbread my wife prepared.

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Photo of dgilks
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, straw colour with a moderate white head.

Mildly spicy, herbal aroma with a light wheat note. Nothing amazing but not bad.

A smooth mix of witbier and lager with clear citrussy notes combining with a spicy hop character and crisp malt. Not bad.

Medium-light body with moderately high carbonation.

A decent beer to go with food with a few fruity and spicy notes but ultimately it falls a little flat with too much of a lager element to it.

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This witbier is fairly clear bodied and the carbonation is pretty good. The head is white and extremely bubbly and thins out really quickly. The aroma is pretty good, wheat and mild malts smells come through, light grasses, lemon zest and not much else. Its slightly spicy you can start to taste some other spices, coriander, mild hops start to come in as you swallow, but the taste is rather lacking, I wish the spices were a bit more evident. It is crisp on the tongue; and remains light and refreshing. This one isn’t bad for the style but I would expect more from a chef.

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Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dur921
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bitterbill
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at Liquor Shed in Casper.

This pours a straw gold, 2 fingers of foam that shrinks slowly. A spicy nose of coriander and cloves, banana, sweet malt. Tastes good. Coriander and lightish clove, sweet maltiness, fairly light bodied, easy to drink. This is a good one.

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Photo of Epicfail97081
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csiewert
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear golden color with little head at all. The aroma is strong with floral hops and some spices... Very nice. The taste is a little too empty... You can definitely tell it is a wheat beer with the sweet perfume floral characters. The mouthfeel is a little too carbed, but overall worth a try.

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Photo of ludachris
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its golden straw body is surprisingly clear for a witbier. The carbonation is aggressive and easy to see, feeding the finger's worth of creamy white head that's generated.

Altough the body lacks attractiveness and originality, baking spices, which are prominent in the nose, make for a unique smelling wit. Soggy wheat, orange sweetness, and lemon peel can also be pulled out. Mixed with the baking spices, this nose, although subtle, is quite inviting.

The baking spice character is easier to narrow down in the taste to ginger, coriander, with a pinch of cinnamon which are all smattered across the tongue amidst a silky wheat character. A flash of lemon peel midway through helps to cut some of the wheat even though it's not that hefty. A fresh doughy and cracker-like finish caps this beer off wonderfully.

The transitioning from spice and wheat to lemon and then bready malts is fantastic, really pushing you to take that next sip. Fluffy and light in the mouth with suberb balance and a refreshing kick of carbonation.

The appearance had me a tad worried from the start, but things only looked up from there. The spiciness loosely reminiscent of a winter warmer helps to define this beer and plays very well with everything from the wheat to the bready finish. It's a bit on the pricey side, but I'd give this another go.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Thanks to Jared for the bottle.

Pours a light copper color with a good deal of haze. White head with decent retention. Nose is light spice, citrus, pear, and a bit of might caramel. Taste is a bit plain with lift orange and coriander. Pretty good feel but the body is a bit off. A pretty interesting concept and all around a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Idrankthat
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wordemupg
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into pint glass nov11 2010

A very slight haze in a pale yellow liquid, very few bubbles considering the large 3 finger head that fell rather quickly and left a few specks of lace

S lots of dry cereal, mild citrus and faint banana

T not too far from the smell perhaps just a little more citrus with some yeast and faint spice

M pretty crisp and a clean finish, light bodied and fairly smooth

D my only complaint is the chilly weather outside, pretty easy too drink and I took the big bottle down pretty fast

better then I expected so that's never a bad thing, perhaps much better suited to some hot sun but I may drink it again even with our shitty weather

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Photo of DoktorZee
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a large form bottle into a wine glass (as suggested in the little pamphlet). Best before appeared to be 9/11 need to drink it NOW!

A - pours a slightly cloudy golden color with lots of carbonation in the glass and a huge fluffy head that resolves after a minute leaving a lot of chunky lacing around the glass.

S - sweet malt, hint of floral and citrus

T - a bit of a surprise in that it's relatively powerful, but strangely subdued. Very little bitterness (just a hint) with the main body being lightly fruity and floral and a slight enduring citrus bitterness in the finish

M - very light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation; no alcohol warming

D - this is super-drinkable; frankly just barely tastes like a beer, and instead is somewhat of a thirst-quenching beverage. This is potentially super-dangerous in big quantity!

Interesting beer; engineered for food, as per the pamphlet, subtle but fairly tasty.

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Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Large bottle split 3-ways.
Pours with a cloudy, apricot colored body and a decent head that leaves spotty lacing.
Fruity and yeasty aroma that would lead me to guess a Belgian origin.
The flavor largely follows. Moderate complexity.

O: as claimed, drinks like a cross between a light lager and a wheat beer.

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Photo of tdm168
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of orange peels in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of orange peels along with notes of wheat and a bit of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and refreshing. I would also consider it to be thirst-quenching—unlike most beers in this style—because it doesn’t have flavors of spices.

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Photo of Sigmund
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 4.8%. Pale straw colour, slightly hazy, huge to moderate white head. Moderate wheaty and citrussy aroma, with notes of coriander and orange peel, also a hint of liquorice (when you know it should be there). The flavour is moderately citrussy, with moderate notes of coriander. The liquorice is barely discernible in the flavour. Light bodied, not very sweet, with minimal hops. "Empty" finish, but an otherwise nice and refreshing beer.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ray at Cafe Sevilla in San Diego for hooking me up with this one.

A - Very light straw, pure white head. Tons of cling lace. Somewhat murky.

S - Light clean malt smell. No off smells.

T - Good clean malt flavor. Nice pure taste. A little thin for me, but that is my opinion.

M - Good carb and coating, fair balance.

D - Not the extreme beer, but a nice session.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This is a nice light yellow in color with a hint of orange topped with a nice, light, fluffy white head.

Smell - The tight yeast and airy spices are rightly balanced at the nose. The coriander and orange in particular strike an impressive melody.

Taste - The yeast kind of falls apart a bit but the spices from the nose deliver nicely. I like that orange flavor in here which has a tinge of lemon to it.

Mouthfeel - This is not light-bodied but certainly not medium, either. The carbonation is very active and maybe even a tad too tingly.

Drinkability - This is good enough to savor if a bit clumsy.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Went to the SAQ to pick up some St. Bernardus Abt 12 and saw this one again. Decided to give it a try when I noticed it had something to do with ElBulli.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, wheat, hops, sugar, spices and ascorbic acid.

Hope this is good. Awfully elegant packaging for a bad brew.

A- Hazy apple juice/apricot gold. Nice lacing. Fluffy bone-white head. Retention isn't too good.

S- Smells great from the bottle: Honey, chamomille and lemon. A bit grainier once poured in the tulip. Some marshmallow and bubblegum. Burnt cream of wheat comes out more and more as it warms and ruins it for me.

T- Same as the smell. A bit of a green bitterness. A bit watery.

M- High carbonation. Medium body. Foams up nicely. Good amount of dryness.

O- Lots of nice flavours marred by wateriness and a dirty burnt taste. If I was making this for the same reasons as they are (a fancy drink for fancy dining) I'd try and make sure the liquid was clear and I wouldn't have that overwhelming burnt smell.

Still want to try more from this brewery or new collaborations with ElBulli since I feel like there was lots of potential. EDIT: Checked the reviews and the other stuff this brewery produces and seems like this is the best they've got. So...

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Photo of Buschyfor3
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found a 750ml bottle at Rich O's and decided to split it with a friend to close out a great night.

A: A crisp, clear golden body - not much haze/cloudiness like I see in other witbiers. Thin white head without much volume recedes to clingy, wispy white lacing.

S: Slightly sweet, slightly spicy and musky. There are notes of orange peel, fresh lemon, some coriander, some white pepper, maybe a dash of nutmeg or grains of paradise. Then there is the musky grain note - fresh milled wheat, some cereal-like sweetness.

T: Faintly sweet fruitiness with flashes of lemon, apple, pear, and a plethora of citrus rind notes. The sweetness up front is followed by a quick flash of spiciness - white pepper and coriander are two flavors that come to mind. Overall taste profile moves from fruity sweetness to peppery spice and then dries like a champagne in the finish.

M: Huge crispness on the palate as there is enough carbonation that leaves a searing, prickly sensation on the tongue.

D: I found this wit easy to quaff because the alcohol was not very present at all. That said, however, there are a couple other wits that are just as easy to drink with bolder and more interesting flavor profiles, and they are easier/cheaper to acquire.

This beer was designed to be paired with food, and while we had Rich O's famous beer cheese and pizza, I don't think that we got to see this beer in its fullest because we weren't able to pair it with the selections of food it was meant to pair. That said, I still enjoyed this beer, but it would probably shine even more in the right environment with the right gourmet selections to highlight its unique characteristics.

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Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
3.55 out of 5 based on 486 ratings.
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